Work on 30 school buildings underway in Paktia

Gardez, October 9, 2005 (Pajhwok Afghan News) - Work is underway on 30 schools in three districts Sarawza, Umna and Mutakhan of southeastern Paktia, officials say.

According to officials 10 schools will be repaired or built each in these three districts. Mohammad Iqbal, director of education, said that most schools have no buildings and the students were studying in makeshift. The buildings would be constructed under auspices of Rural and Rehabilitation ministry, NGO School Windows, he added.

Syed Rahimullah, an official, said that staffers of Rural and Rehabilitation Ministry arrived in region and after conducting survey started the buildings of schools. He said the NGOs that had taken responsibility of erecting of these

buildings were registered with government. But he stopped short of disclosing the names of these NGOs.